Colette Patterns Myrna dress

It seems my relationship with Colette Patterns is having a bit of a renaissance as I have made my second Colette pattern in two months and it has been a great experience. The Myrna dress came out recently and I fell hard for it and got it immediately. It hits that sweet spot of seventies does forties for me. Then I received the prettiest viscose in my February box from Sew Hayley Jane:

It’s from Art Gallery Fabrics and it’s from the Tiny Dancer series. I knew it would become the Myrna dress immediately. It’s floaty and summery and the dress could become a perfect summer party dress.

This was a nice pattern to sew. It runs true to size and everything came together perfectly. After Claudette this is another great experience with a Colette pattern. I know they lost their mojo for a while, but I’m definitely enthusiastic again about the patterns. I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern and am very pleased with the fit. It’s only fitted at the waist and I chose my size based on finished measurements. I chose to have 2 centimeters ease. There’s 3 darts on the back neckline and the front is shaped by gathering. The gored skirt has 8 skirtpieces.

I used a couple of different finishes on this. The neckline was finished with foldover elastic. This will ensure that the neckline won’t stretch out and gives it the perfect amount of body.

I finished the seams with pinking scissors. This gives you a finish that won’t show up on the right side of the fabric, which is very nice with lightweight fabric like this. I used a rolled hem on the bottom and sleeves.

Will make this again!

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2 thoughts on “Colette Patterns Myrna dress

  1. I love that fabric! Looks like a pretty good fit – It’s nice to see some reviews coming out for Myrna now, doesn’t seem like a lot of people have made it yet ;o)

    1. It does seem to fit the way it’s intended to fit. I think people have become a bit wary of Colette as there have been issues with fit. But I am pretty happy with the two new patterns I’ve tried so far.

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